Portsmouth International Port are hosting an exhibition of impressively-sized photography depicting the city’s most-loved landmarks and lesser-known hidden gems, captured by students from Highbury College.
The exhibition comprises 30 photographs, forming the ‘Portsmouth and Me’ exhibition. They portray the essence of life in the UK’s only island city, shown through the lens of those who live and study here.
Richard Blair, Educational Trainer at Highbury College, said: “Portsmouth is in the DNA of these students, and they've spent the summer selecting the sights that mean most to them.
“The results are impressive, and the light and airy passenger terminal is the perfect place to display their talented take on our wonderful city.”
The exhibition was opened by Portsmouth Lord Mayor Councillor Ken Ellcome, who attended the launch with a group of special guests who came to see the wonderful pictures for the first time. It’s open to the public as well as passengers, and will be in place until well into 2018.
Mike Sellers, port director of Portsmouth International Port, said: “These images give a real insight into the city that waits to be discovered just minutes away. There are some well-known sights and some views that even those who work here at the Port might have missed. We look forward to sharing them with cruise and ferry passengers visiting us this winter.”
Last year, Highbury College students contributed to an exhibition marking the Port’s 40th anniversary. In June, Travel and Tourism students attended workshops to coincide with Seafarers Awareness Week. As a result, the college has now made Seafarers UK one of its nominated charities, with students planning a sponsored walk later this year.